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Impact is now a key focus for the Australian research ecosystem. Researchers and research institutions are required to demonstrate how their work creates public good in the form of social, cultural, environmental, or economic benefit.

Many frameworks and definitions of research impact have been put forward in international science policy debates but navigating these can be challenging. We lack a shared understanding of what public good means, and of how research excellence and impact might be connected. EMCRs have had few opportunities to date to collectively shape the impact agenda in Australia.

workshop invites EMCRs from all disciplines to explore how concepts of ‘science for the public good’ and ‘impact’ can inform and influence STEM research, policy and communication. The event will be held online on 11 – 12 April 2022.

Participants will develop a national vision for an inclusive and responsive Australian STEM ecosystem, from research to impact. They will help define an agenda for how science, in collaboration with other disciplines, could support the needs of all Australians. This national vision will be shared with stakeholders in higher education and research, policy and industry and will be used to help shape discussions and decisions about what impactful research entails.

Registration is free and accessibility grants are available.

Seed grants will be provided to support new collaborations between participants from different disciplines and institutions to explore aspects of public good and research impact in ways that are meaningful to their context.

Who is this for?

Early-and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and PhD students from a range of disciplines interested in creating a national vision to describe how science can contribute to public good. By drawing upon diverse perspectives and experiences of EMCRs from across the Australian research ecosystem, this workshop will enable participants to identify the most suitable mechanisms to enhance public benefit from research.

The workshop offers two days of interactive sessions providing relevant and immediately implementable skills and knowledge, and valuable opportunities to network with representatives from industry, government, not-for-profit and research sectors.

Accessibility grants

Through the Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia), the Australian Academy of Science is offering a number of mobility grants to support a diversity of EMCRs and PhD students to attend the Science for the Public Good workshop.

The mobility grants are designed to offset the expenses associated with attending for those participants who may not be able to attend without support and/or people from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Funds can be used to cover costs associated with attending the event, such as caring responsibilities, access to an appropriate venue and connectivity, and other support required to facilitate your attendance.

To apply for an accessibility grant, please go to the registration form and answer the relevant questions.

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9:00 AM April 11 - 5:00 PM April 12, 2022

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Impact is now a key focus for the Australian research ecosystem. Researchers and research institutions are required to demonstrate how their work creates public good in the form of social, cultural, environmental, or economic benefit.

Many frameworks and definitions of research impact have been put forward in international science policy debates but navigating these can be challenging. We lack a shared understanding of what public good means, and of how research excellence and impact might be connected. EMCRs have had few opportunities to date to collectively shape the impact agenda in Australia.

Science for the Public Good workshop invites EMCRs from all disciplines to explore how concepts of ‘science for the public good’ and ‘impact’ can inform and influence STEM research, policy and communication. The event will be held online on 11 – 12 April 2022.

Participants will develop a national vision for an inclusive and responsive Australian STEM ecosystem, from research to impact. They will help define an agenda for how science, in collaboration with other disciplines, could support the needs of all Australians. This national vision will be shared with stakeholders in higher education and research, policy and industry and will be used to help shape discussions and decisions about what impactful research entails.

Registration is free and accessibility grants are available.

Seed grants will be provided to support new collaborations between participants from different disciplines and institutions to explore aspects of public good and research impact in ways that are meaningful to their context.

Who is this for?

Early-and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and PhD students from a range of disciplines interested in creating a national vision to describe how science can contribute to public good. By drawing upon diverse perspectives and experiences of EMCRs from across the Australian research ecosystem, this workshop will enable participants to identify the most suitable mechanisms to enhance public benefit from research.

The workshop offers two days of interactive sessions providing relevant and immediately implementable skills and knowledge, and valuable opportunities to network with representatives from industry, government, not-for-profit and research sectors.

Accessibility grants

Through the Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia), the Australian Academy of Science is offering a number of mobility grants to support a diversity of EMCRs and PhD students to attend the Science for the Public Good workshop.

The mobility grants are designed to offset the expenses associated with attending for those participants who may not be able to attend without support and/or people from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Funds can be used to cover costs associated with attending the event, such as caring responsibilities, access to an appropriate venue and connectivity, and other support required to facilitate your attendance.

To apply for an accessibility grant, please go to the registration form and answer the relevant questions.

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